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War Babies [1932]
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Director:Charles Lamont
Length:10 minutes
MPAA Rating:UR
Suggested Event Use:Veterans Day
Sorting Category:Comedy
IMDB Rating:4.7/10
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  • Family
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Synopsis: A group of soldiers in a café watch a dancer as she entertains them, but later two of them become rivals over her.


Reaction: A cute take on the clichés soldiers in the time of war.


Personal Rating: 7/10

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Charles Lamont => Director
Eugene Butler => Sergeant Quirt (uncredited)
Georgie Billings => Soldier (uncredited)
Georgie Smith => Captain Flagg (uncredited)
Philip Hurlic => Black Boy (uncredited)
Shirley Temple => Charmaine

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • This short film was the first in the [Baby Burlesk] one-reel comedy series.
  • Shirley Temple said her first line of dialogue in this film. The line, "Oui, mon cher," was a French phrase she did not understand.
  • Shirley Temple's parents, [?] George Temple and [?] Gertrude Temple, took their daughter to see this movie at a local theater; Gertrude later recalled, "The picture lasted ten minutes. Shirley merely flitted across the screen a few times and said only two lines. But my head swam and the goose flesh popped out on my arms. I think I cried a little. George squeezed my hand. We were proud. It was our little girl doing something wonderful, like saying her first words, and we were happy."